“17 Hours of Kona” Event Series ANnounced

“17 Hours of Kona” Event Series ANnounced

Some big names in long-distance triathlon come to Zwift this weekend for “17 Hours of Kona,” a one-day series of group rides and runs.

The Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, was supposed to take place Oct. 10 but has been canceled this year. Instead, some of the pros will be leading events on Zwift around our very own Volcano, in celebration of one of the biggest days on the triathlon calendar!

About the Events

The “17 Hours of Kona” events will begin at 7 a.m. Hawaiian time (1 p.m.  EDT) on Saturday, Oct. 10, when the start cannon would have gone off on race day in Kona. They’ll continue throughout the day, until midnight Hawaiian time (6 a.m. EDT on Sunday), with a cycling event every hour and a running event every other hour.

These events will continue for 17 hours – the time cutoff given to all athletes competing in Kona.  In that time, the Ironman triathletes must complete a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile run. From those that can complete the distance in 9 hours to those that race to make the 17 hour cut-off, these events celebrate everyone who enters these grueling challenges.

See the full list of events and sign up at zwift.com/events/tag/17hoursofkona

Special Guests

There don’t appear to be any jersey or gear unlocks for the 17 Hours of Kona events. The main perk is the ability to ride, run, and chat with stars of the sport, including:

  • Terenzo Bozzone
  • Javier Gomez
  • James Cunnama
  • David McNamee
  • Andrew Starykowicz
  • Meredith Kessler
  • Lionel Sanders
  • Joe Gambles
  • Linsey Corbin
  • Mark Allen
  • Michellie Jones
  • Sarah True
  • Sarah True
  • Tim Reed
  • Tim Berkel
  • Craig Alexander
  • Caroline Steffen
  • Sarah Crowley
  • Braden Currie
  • Tim Don
  • Josh Amberger
  • Laura Siddall
  • Nils Frommhold
  • Ronnie Schildknecht
  • Frederik Van Lierde
  • Joe Skipper
  • Jan Frodeno
  • Lucy Charles-Barclay
  • Sebastian Kienle
  • Anne Haug

About The Author

Karissa Minn

Karissa is a freelance writer and cycling enthusiast. She also volunteers and serves as an advisor for a community bike center called The Pedal Factory. She and her husband, an avid cyclist, live in North Carolina with their two birds, who have not yet learned how to ride a bike.

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